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    Screensaver
    I've just updated from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and can't seem to select iphoto as the folder for screensaver pictures.

    I've looked on the internet for similar problems and although I can find instances of the same thing, it's not clear if it's the exact same situation.

    I have a 2009 iMac and am using the version of iphoto that came with it - I have not changed the file location of this either.

    Is it possible to have your iphoto pictures as your screensaver?

    Thanks!

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    Iphoto puts your library in the Pictures folder (Users > Yourname > Pictures)

    Select a style and add that folder
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    Thanks for that, although it doesn't seem to work.

    I can see "iphoto library" in the location you say, but if I select it the screensaver just shows "no photos"??

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    I see what you mean

    Its not selecting any sub folders, I'll see if I can send a bug report to Apple
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    Thanks for your help

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    screensaver iphoto
    Is there any news?

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    So I just tried this - with iPhoto 11 Version 9.4.2 (710.42)

    I can select one of the slideshow screensavers. Then click sources -> at the bottom is Photo Library. This brings up a photo chooser which includes iPhoto and any of my linked accounts including facebook, flickr, and Photostream. If I select iPhoto -> then I get all my iPhoto pictures.

    If I try and use choose folder - then I get the same problem - photos have to exist in that folder for the screensaver to see it. It doesn't do subfolders.

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